Men in Black II (stylized as MIIB) is a 2002 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and written by Robert Gordon and Barry Fanaro. A sequel to Men in Black, which in turn is loosely based on the Marvel Comics series The Men in Black by Lowell Cunningham, the film stars Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith reprising their roles from the first film, with Lara Flynn Boyle, Johnny Knoxville, Rosario Dawson, Tony Shalhoub and Rip Torn in supporting roles. It was also the final appearance of Torn in the series (although he did make a brief uncredited appearance in Men in Black 3), as he died on July 9, 2019, about a month after MIB International was released.
Men in Black II was released worldwide on July 3, 2002, by Columbia Pictures, receiving mixed reviews from critics and grossing $441.8 million against a budget of $140 million. The film was followed by Men in Black 3 in 2012. Tim Blaney reprises his role in MIB: International, released in 2019.
Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) and Jay (Will Smith) reunite to provide our best line of defense against a seductress who levels the toughest challenge yet to the MIBs mission statement: protecting the earth from the scum of the universe. While investigating a routine crime, Jay uncovers a plot masterminded by Serleena (Boyle), a Kylothian monster who disguises herself as a lingerie model. When Serleena takes the MIB building hostage, there is only one person Jay can turn to -- his former MIB partner.
Sound Effects Used
- H-B GULP, CARTOON - SPEEDY'S GULP, SWALLOW
- Hollywoodedge, Cats Fighting Loud Sc PE917007/Hollywoodedge, Cats Two Angry YowlsD PE022601 (4th yowl heard once at the beginning.)
- Hollywoodedge, Punch Body Hit 3 Sharp PE101001 (Modified to sound muffled.)
- Hollywoodedge, Seagulls No Surf BT022101
- Hollywoodedge, Warning Buzzer Space PE194501
- Mothra Roar
- SKYWALKER CONCRETE BREAKING SOUNDS
- Sound Ideas, SPACE, WHOOSH - FAST WHOOSH BY, SCI FI 09 (Heard once at the beginning.)
- Tails Flying
- Men in Black (1997)
- Men in Black: The Series
- Men in Black 3 (2012)
- Men in Black: International (2019)